July 24 Newsletter

Say "Hi" to our New Members! Say "Thanks," too, many helped with our survey!

Belita Jessi
The Octopus and The Fox
Join Date: 06/21/2013

John Gozigian
Marble Brewery
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Stephen McCampbell
Fat Tire Cycles
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Elizabeth Robertson
Napoli Coffee
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Robert Munro
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Larry Ashby
Christy Mae's Restaurant
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Matt DiGregory
The Range Cafe
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Rosa Zamora
Mint Tulip Vegan Cafe
Join Date: 07/03/2013

David Springer
Builders Source
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Steven Keator
Dressed To Kill
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Brennan Rigler
Albuquerque Florist
Join Date: 07/03/2013

Calibers Shooters Sports Center

Local Movements are everywhere!

Our friends at the American Independent Business Alliance are empowering organizations like KeepItQuerque all over the US.

That's great news for each and every one of the organizations.  And thanks to the  listing of all the IBAs at http://www.amiba.net/about_ibas/social-media  we can connect with each other on Social Media.

Isn't it grand that KeepItQuerque is on the top of the list?  

And don't forget to "Like" Las Vegas NM and our friends in the Farmington NM area, too!

Small Business Vendor Trade Fair To Take Place August 1

Damon Scott

We thought we'd pass this along from the folks at Albuquerque Business First;

"The University of New Mexico’s annual Small Business Vendor Trade Fair is set to take place August 1.

For more info...

The New Survey Is Here!

We're as excited as the young Steve Martin was in "The Jerk" when the new phonebooks came out.  With good reason!

KeepItQuerque - buy local has just released the result of a study commissioned to Civic Economics on the impact of shifting our spending to Local businesses.

You've heard us saying that our dollars do more work at home when we buy local.  Now, thanks to Civic Economics, we have proof!

Key points:

1) 287%.  That's how much more your dollar recirculates right here in the Albuquerque area economy when you buy from a local retailer rather than hitting a chain.

2) 254%  That's how much more your dollar recirculates right here in the Albuquerque area economy when you buy from a local restaurant rather than hitting a chain.

3)  $179 million additional dollars in the local economy every year assuming you shift just 10% of your purchasing from chains to independents!

Download the study

If you didn't see Albuquerque Journal's Business section from Saturday July 20, click here.

Who Took The Survey?

Lucy Rosen: KeepItQuerque Volunteer of the Month!

Lucy Rosen, owner of SmartMarketing Communications has applied her expertise in helping KeepitQuerque- buy local for several years.

Raised in Albuquerque with longtime roots in the community, Lucy returned to Albuquerque  in 2008 to launch the Albuquerque office of SmartMarketing Communications with the intent of helping local entrepreneurs and businesses grow.

For more information and to learn more about how we offer marketing and public relations services to businesses of all sizes, visit SmartMarketing Communications website at www.smartmarketingcommunications.com, or call 516-410-0423.
More about Lucy Rosen and SmartMarketing Communications

Maximize Your KeepItQuerque Membership

When was the last time you reviewed your KeepItQuerque member directory page?  We recently took a quick glance at the directory and saw many members have not fully developed their pages.  

Most of us are aware that our "organic search" benefits from a variety of connections on the web.  Connecting to a Blog and to a video hosted on a separate site helps your search.

Did you know a "dot org" connection is a very powerful connection?  Because a "dot org" directory isn't a "commercial" listing the search algorithms are (currently, anyway!) giving them more weight.

So, while we're pleased to have each and every one of you on our list we feel many of you aren't getting "full value" from your membership.

Did you know you can have a very attractive web page on the directory?  KeepItQuerque Member LifeROOTS, Inc. has done a very effective job of maximizing their page.  They've added a video to their directory listing as well as a map link so their customers can easily find them.

Some of your fellow KeepItQuerque members can help with your Blogging and your Video, too!

With your Blogs, Videos and Social networking in place you can add these elements to your KeepItQuerque Directory listing easily by logging on at KeepItQueruqe.org.  If you've forgotten your Username/Password there's a button to click and you'll get an e-mail.  The directory is "menu driven" and if you can upload to Facebook you'll have an easy time with your Directory!

Have fun!
KeepItQuerque! - July 24 Newsletter

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